Bandai Namco has shared overnight the patch notes of the version 1.0.3 of Elden Ring, which is currently being deployed on all platforms where FromSoftware’s cardboard is available. And some of the new features might not please everyone.
In addition to various welcome bug fixes, this new version of Elden Ring focuses on two points in particular: the addition of new stages in some NPC quests, and a lot of rebalancing.
First of all, and this is no small thing, the patch notes inform us that a new NPC has been added to the game: Jar-Bairn. We don’t know who he is yet, but his name suggests that he might be related to the good Alexander.
Also, we learn that the quests of Diallos, Nepheli Loux, Kenneth Haight and Gostoc can now be completed. This is great news for lore fans, since according to the extensive datamining work that has been done since the release of the game, they could lead to an eighth ending for Elden Ring.
But that’s it for the fun. Version 1.0.3 also drops the axe on the Mimic Tear summons, widely considered to be the best in the game. In detail, we learn that the damage inflicted by the spirit has been reduced and that its pattern has been revised.
The overpowered Hoarfrost stomp skill has also had its damage reduced and its casting time increased, as has the Bloody Slash. Various adjustments should also help rebalance the game’s PVP, which is currently burdened by some hard-to-defeat builds.
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